A 45-year-old female asked:
ok now not only my left hand is numb and tingly but so is my l forearm and my l leg from the knee down to my foot. what does this mean?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kent answered
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Recommend assessment: Immediately. With both upper and lower limb weakness/sensation changes, you may be having a stroke, especially with a history of hypertension and prior cardiac cath. Certain stroke can cause only sensory affects in specific areas, may be lacunar. Once stroke is ruled out, vertebral imaging can be done to identify radicular related issues. You may also have a polyneuropathy, but rule out stroke 1st.
Answered on Jan 4, 2015
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